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Erastus Cole Knight

ex-mayor.

Erastus Cole Knight, American ex-mayor. member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880; Served as private 74th Regiment, New York State Militia, participating in the defense of property at Hornellsville, New York, during railroad strike, 1877. Supervisor City of Buffalo, 1890-1894.

Background

Knight, Erastus Cole was born on March 1, 1857 in Buffalo, N. Y., United States. Son of Theodore Columbus and Sarah Minerva (Cole) Knight.

Education

Graduate Buffalo Public school and business college.

Career

Traveling salesman until 1880. In wholesale commission business. Senior member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880.

In real estate business, 1887, also builder in firm of Jenkins & Knight, 1892. President E. C. & G. L. Knight, dealers in coal, since March 1, 1903.

Membership

Member Knight, Lennox & Company, 1880. Served as private 74th Regiment, New York State Militia, participating in the defense of property at Hornellsville, New York, during railroad strike, 1877. Supervisor City of Buffalo, 1890-1894.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Cowles, May 14, 1881.

father:
Theodore Columbus Knight

mother:
Sarah Minerva (Cole) Knight

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Cowles